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Down to a Fine Art

Zunk, a central figure in Hanoi’s street art scene, discusses hip-hop, supporting the community and the future of Vietnamese graffiti

I meet Zunk by the corner of the Cuban Embassy. We walk together down a few alleyways, heading to his studio for the next […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Abandoned by Heaven

Where is Vietnamese society heading if it fails to cultivate and nurture its centuries-old traditional folk art and cultural practices?

At first glance, the paintings of Bui Thanh Tam’s Abandoned by Heaven collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Art, Arts|0 Comments
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TAG a Friend

Saigon’s thriving graffiti culture may surprise you

It’s hard to think of graffiti without the connotations of illegality. Tagging, which rose to prominence in the 90s, has always been seen as an art form for youth and rebellion. However, now that it has surfaced and gained […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Behind the Scenes

Sometimes behind great actors there’s a great acting coach

About a decade ago, a number of Overseas Vietnamese film professionals began to make names for themselves here in the emerging local movie industry. They were directors, actors & actresses, and producers—many of them the kids of “boat people” […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Director’s Cut

Vietnam’s film industry: Past, Present and Future

In October of 1995, Othello Khanh landed in Saigon armed with a Hi8 camcorder and Walkman, a tripod, and a revolutionary attitude. Having just completed a documentary about Mexico’s Zapatista Uprisng, which had him living there amongst the rebel forces, the young guerilla filmmaker’s arrival […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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« Muted Conversations », a sacred exhibition

The art of photography handled with delicacy and talent by Dat Vu opens its doors to us through the exhibition “Muted Conversations” at the Factory, the center of contemporary art in Ho Chi Minh. This exhibition is the first in […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Arts, News|0 Comments
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House of Nguyen II

A solo exhibition of oil and lacquer paintings on wood by Saigon-based artist Tran Minh Tam 

The first time art lovers and collectors became familiar with Tran Minh Tam’s portrayal of royal characters from the past was in 2013 when he […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Have You Heard?

13 podcasts every designer should listen to.

Every designer has a different way of “plugging in” when they start working on a new design. Listening to music is probably one of the best options when you go on a design sprint. You […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Capture and Release

Explore the city with a different focus.

There are few things that will get any reasonable person out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning. For the keen Saigon street photographer, however, this is the sweet spot. As Quinn Ryan […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Arts, Features, Photo Essay|0 Comments
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Renaissance Now Features Work by Regis Golay

Renaissance International School Saigon has recently expanded it’s collection of Modern Art.

The school has dedicated a room to display Golay’s collage of 11 videos, catching the attention of the school’s students, teachers, parents and visitors.

Regis Golay’s work – flown in from […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Art, Arts, Education|0 Comments